A great tour for people wanting to see a bit of Leicester and potentially paddle down some exciting weirs.
Please note: Running the weirs is subject to the member of staff leading the Tour and the river conditions on the day.

A minibus will take you up to the start of the Tour at Riverside Park (Aylestone Meadows). From there we will paddle down the river eventually arriving at your first city landmark: Leicester City Football Stadium. Here is the biggest weir of the trip – paddle it if you dare!! Or you can get out and walk around on the left. Carry on along the Mile Straight on to Frog Island where you meet the next weir.

 The river carries on to Abbey Park, here you can stop for a break if there is time, there are toilets and a café. Then on to the Space Centre and Abbey Pumping Station where you have the final smallest weir. Carry on another half a mile to finish back at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre. All weirs can be portaged if you don’t want to run them.

(Not valid on Stay Play Explore)

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It is advisable to have had a previous experience in a canoe/kayak as this tour can be quite physically demanding.